This charming album recalls a time when studio photographers were the portrait artists of the people. In the first collection ever devoted to this once popular art form, 165 professionally posed photographs portray American and European children from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. Many shots reflect centuries-old concepts of the child as a miniature adult--one young boy poses with pince-nez, pipe, and newspaper. Others depict tiny girls, in ruffles and bonnets, holding their brothers' hands. A delightful collection with countless uses for commercial artists and designers, crafters, and nostalgia enthusiasts.